HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

Allahabad kumbh ends with last bathing on Maha Shivratri

HTC & Agencies  Allahabad, March 11, 2013
First Published: 01:00 IST(11/3/2013) | Last Updated: 13:13 IST(26/4/2013)

The curtain came down Sunday on the Kumbh 2013, the biggest religious congregation on earth, with over seven million people taking a holy dip at Sangam on Maha Shivratri.


Lakhs of devotees flocked to Sangam, the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati rivers. The Kumbh began January 14 with Makar Sankranti with six major bathing dates passing off peacefully.

Over 10 crore people visited the mela in the 55 days. By Sunday evening, seers, saints and pilgrims had begun dismantling their tents and proceeding back home. While no major incident took place, a man drowned near Sector 14 of the Kumbh mela, police said.

Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved